Robert S. Ensler Presents
A Tribute to Pat Buttram
Sandra's at it again with a 2nd Edition of
Pat Buttram's Biography!
It’s Autry’s Sidekick! No! It’s Green Acres’ Mr.
Georgia – BearManor Media is proud to announce the release of its 2nd
edition of Pat Buttram, Rocking-Chair Humorist.
updated story of humorist Pat Buttram’s life takes us from his very humble
beginnings to his radio days at WLS in Chicago, his years as Gene Autry’s
hapless sidekick, his role as Green Acres’ loveable con-man, and his
very recognizable voice-work in Disney animated films. We’re given a
behind-the-scenes tour on the Green Acres set by his daughter Kerri; and
we’re told by his other kin-folk what Buttram and his wife, actress Sheila
Ryan, were like when the cameras weren’t rolling. We learn about the
on-location accident that nearly cost him his life, the annual award he
established, the special talent most viewers didn’t know he had, and the
brotherly friendship that endured to the very end.
Buttram’s original one-liners are scattered throughout the book. If they make
you laugh once again, they will have achieved their purpose.
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Softcover; 6” x 9”, 183 pages
$19.95 - Available through Ingram and amazon.com.
Sandra Grabman is the author of Spotlights & Shadows: The Albert
Salmi Story, Plain Beautiful: The Life of Peggy Ann Garner, No Retakes! (with
co-author Wright King), and Lloyd Nolan: An Actor’s Life With Meaning
(with co-author Joel Blumberg). She and her husband Roy have two grown sons
and live in the southwest.
About BearManor Media
BearManor Media is a small press that publishes BIG books. They pride themselves on publishing quality entertainment biographies, so they often put out the first book on unique subjects. BearManor Media specializes in books with nostalgic themes like The Laugh Makers (Bob Hope’s gag writers), Otay! (Our Gang’s Buckwheat), and Son of Harpo Speaks.
Buttram, the Rocking Chair Humorist
August 18, 2006
"The astronauts left an eight million dollar car on the moon, and
brought home a bag of rocks. That's the same deal I got when I traded my car
in at Cal's used car dealer."
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania – BearManor Media will soon be releasing the biography of one of America's most gifted funny men. The book, entitled Pat Buttram, the Rocking Chair Humorist, is scheduled for a September 30, 2006, release. Buttram is most well known for playing Gene Autry's yodel-y voiced sidekick in film, television, and radio and for his portrayal of Green Acres' hilarious con-man, Mr. Haney.
"My purpose in writing this book is to show the world the Pat Buttram that his peers knew," says biographer Sandra Grabman. "Sure, his characters were hilarious, but did you know that Pat did much of his own writing? Not only that, but he often wrote material for other comedians, too." So brilliant was his wit that he was known as the best after-dinner speaker in Hollywood. People were absolutely charmed that such sophisticated observations were delivered in such a genuine Alabama country-boy manner. To make us laugh was Buttram's ultimate pleasure.
Someone as beloved at Pat Buttram should have had an easy life, but it didn't work out that way. His first marriage caused him much pain and the loss of his child. Later, he was so severely injured when a prop exploded that, if it had not been for his pal Gene Autry, he would have died. Even so, Buttram's strength, bravery, and self control in real life could rival that seen in any John Wayne movie.
About the Author:
Sandra Grabman currently resides in Duncan, Oklahoma. After having written articles, mainly about raising a child with disabilities, for specialty magazines for many years, she has now turned her attention to book-length biographies. Her other published books are Spotlights & Shadows: The Albert Salmi Story and Plain Beautiful: The Life of Peggy Ann Garner.
About BearManor Media:
BearManor Media is a small press that publishes BIG books. They pride themselves on publishing quality entertainment biographies, so they often put out the first book on unique subjects. BearManor Media specializes books with nostalgic themes like The World of Yesterday, Que Sera, Sera: The Magic of Doris Day Through Television and Jingle of the Silver Spurs: The Hopalong Cassidy Radio Program.
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